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Our October Newsletter is out now!

In this issue, we introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Mulvihill, who has taken over the post from Peter Stanley. We also explain the reason behind the difficult decision to increase Nav Dues paid by ship owners to MENAS, which provides Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the Middle East Gulf. Plus, there’s a report on the visit …

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IFAN appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Mulvihill as its new Chief Executive Officer. Catherine is undergoing a comprehensive management of change process in collaboration with the current CEO, Peter Stanley, and will officially assume full responsibilities as IFAN’s CEO on …

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Change in MENAS Navigational Light Dues to ensure future of Aids to Navigation in Middle East Gulf

After years of keeping a vital navigation service operating on the same income, Middle East Navigation Service (MENAS) has been forced to review its funding, to ensure it can continue to help keep seafarers safe and protect the marine environment in the Middle East Gulf. MENAS has been providing Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the …

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MENAS wins internationally recognised health and safety accolade from RoSPA

Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has scooped a prestigious international Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence. MENAS, a branch of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN), won a Silver Award in the Engineering category, showing its dedication to ensuring its personnel …

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CELEBRATING WORLD MARINE ATON DAY – 1st July 2023

Today the world celebrates World Marine Aids to Navigation Day, a celebration established by the IALA Assembly in 2018. To mark this important day that is designed to highlight to the wider public the role of Marine Aids to Navigation, IFAN has launched a podcast with its CEO, Peter Stanley, examining the critical role played …

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IFAN and MENAS discuss Navigational Safety at IALA’s 20th Conference

IFAN and MENAS discuss Navigational Safety at IALA’s 20th Conference

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN), alongside its subsidiary the Middle East Navigational Aids Service (MENAS), were delighted to attend the 20th conference of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation (IALA) in Brazil. Francesca Pradelli, IFAN’s Development Manager, took the stage at the World-Wide Academy’s pre-conference event to highlight IFAN’s work and the progress made on …

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MENAS Green Credentials Grow with Solar System Project

The Middle East Navigation Aids System (MENAS), a subsidiary of IFAN, has underlined its commitment to the environment and renewable energy by investing in a solar power project that will save up to 90% of its electricity power consumption. The Photovoltaic (PV) Solar System will take over five months to construct and will be installed …

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New Workboat Naming Ceremony

MENAS has held a naming ceremony for its newly built workboat which will help in strengthening its capabilities in maintaining Aids to Navigation. Diligent II was officially named at a special ceremony at the MENAS offices in Manama, Bahrain. Opening the ceremony, MENAS General Manager, Mahdi Al Mosawi praised the efforts of all those involved …

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Ship Management International interviews IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill

IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill was delighted to be interviewed for the January/February issue of Ship Management International, published today (29th February). In the ‘How I Work’ feature, she talks about her role as CEO, which she took up last autumn, and also lists what she sees as the vital assets that help the charitable organisation …

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IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill recognised as one of Top 100 Women in maritime

Catherine Mulvihill, CEO of MENAS’ parent organisation IFAN (International Foundation for Aids to Navigation), has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Women in the maritime industry by All About Shipping. The shortlist was compiled from a total of 1,007 women who were nominated from all sectors of the shipping industry. Ms Mulvihill said: …

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Our February newsletter is out now!

In this issue, we talk about the official ceremony to launch MENAS’ new solar panel system at its Bahrain headquarters. There’s also news about the visit by MENAS’ parent organisation, IFAN, to IALA’s headquarters in France, where discussions focused on the 2024 IALA World-Wide Academy work plan and strategies to strengthen relations between IALA and IFAN.  Plus, …

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MENAS underlines its environmental commitment with launch of solar panel system

Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has underscored its commitment to the environment and renewable energy by officially unveiling its new solar power project that will save up to 90% of the company’s electrical energy consumption. In a project lasting several months, the Photovoltaic (PV) Solar System was installed on the MENAS building’s roof and …

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MENAS highlights its work in new video reel

For over a century, MENAS has played a vital role in developing Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in the Gulf, helping to keep ships and seafarers safe and protecting the marine environment. As we kick off a new year, here’s a short insight into just some of the activities MENAS undertakes, including the maintenance and operation …

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MENAS meets with Saudi National Maritime Academy to discuss courses for Gulf

Future cooperation on the delivery of marine courses for the Gulf region was discussed when MENAS General Manager Mahdi Al Mosawi and Training & Quality Manager Jaffer Abdulla met with Capt. Turki Al Shehri, Managing Director of Saudi National Maritime Academy and his management and academy teams. In the meeting, held on 10th December at …

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Strengthening maritime navigation: IFAN Meeting in Doha

In a significant stride towards enhancing maritime navigation, the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) recently attended a top-level meeting in Doha, Qatar. The meeting, hosted at the Ministry of Transport offices on 13th and 14th November, brought together key IFAN attendees, along with government representatives, and experts from the United Kingdom Hydrographers Office …

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First of its kind Aids to Navigation course held in Middle East to enhance maritime safety in the Gulf

A first of its kind training course for the Middle East has been held to teach mariners about the basic concept of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) after a clear need was identified from potential clients. Run by Middle East Navigation Services (MENAS) with co-operation with Bahrain Port Maritime Affairs PMA , the Level 3 course …

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